Packing Pro Gets Major Facelift for Second Anniversary

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[] Taipei, Taiwan - Packing Pro, the top-ranking travel packing app from QuinnScape, has been given a major facelift for its second anniversary. Besides extensive design & user interface improvements, a host of usability & feature enhancements were made as well. Now at version 6.0 (free for existing iPad, iPhone & iPod touch users), Packing Pro has come quite a long way in two years.

Packing Pro's facelift begins with its exciting new intro splash screen, and moves quickly on to its new 'Old Journal' theme design. Augmented UI customization options now include background textures (two kinds of paper, fabric, leather & cork), which can also be combined with unlimited color choices. On top of this, new packing list layout settings include showing or hiding item notes, as well as showing item numbers, number pads or numbers + person/bag icons. As you can see, this facelift extends past look-and-feel and actually improves usability and functionality as well.

Other important changes improve catalog management (editing item attributes and 'clone a catalog' function) and list management (person and bag attributes for items and list-category-to-catalog-category link settings). Usability enhancements include easy-to-use number pads, checkboxes & buttons that are now easier to see & use and helpful animation.

Packing Pro has been a top-ranking travel app in the iTunes App Stores of several countries since its launch two years ago. It has peaked at #3 and #2 for the iPhone and iPad, respectively, in the U.S. Travel App section, #2 for both device types in Australia's Travel App section, and #1 for both the iPhone and iPad in Canada. Packing Pro has also been spotlight demoed in Apple's summer 2009 Travel Guide and recognized by National Geographic & American Express' Travel Leisure (two years in a row) as one of the best travel apps for the iPhone, as well as earning glowing reviews on major tech & app blogs (148Apps, iLounge & TUAW, among others). In January, Packing Pro was also chosen as a finalist in the 2010 Best App Ever Award competition.

Packing Pro is more than just a digital packing list. It's more like a personal packing assistant that is always by your side. It features an extensive, customizable catalog, several handy sample lists that can be used as templates, and unlimited, 100% customizable packing lists. A host of special functions include:

* Multi-item selection for speedy list building
* Collapsable categories with running item tallies
* Numerous packing list sorting & display options
* Weight and value totals
* Send to email for print out & file sharing
* Import / export to other Packing apps and devices
* Recovery of deleted lists and categories
* Extensive in-app instructions and feedback options
* Multi-tasking, fast-app-switching support
* Fully customized device support for iPhones, iPod touches & iPads

Besides the core features listed above (which are also present in the basic Packing app), Packing Pro also gives its users complete control over the look and feel of the app (themes, layout, fonts, colors), twice as many sample lists, a double-sized Master Catalog with over 800 items and to-do tasks, Smart Search, full landscape orientation & keyboard support on all iOS devices, an Expert packing list wizard that can "automajically" help you create a customized list, and the newly introduced iTunes & email file sharing support. These extra pro features help improve the ease and efficiency of packing list creation and management by reducing the need and the difficulty of typing on such a small device.

During these past two years, Packing Pro has evolved into a top-class, top-ranking, and now very professional-looking & fun-to-use travel app with nearly constant upgrades and improvements. Come check out the new facelift, as well as all of the other great changes made in this version 6.0 update (free for existing users) - you won't be disappointed!

Pricing and Availability:
Packing Pro 6.0 is a universal app (like two apps in one!) that is available for purchase worldwide on the iPhone and iPad App Store at a 2nd-anniversary sale price of only $2.99 (USD), or the equivalent in local currency. The basic version (Packing) sells for only $0.99 (USD), 50% off its full price. App Store promo codes are also available upon request for press and bloggers around the world.

Since its founding in October 2008, QuinnScape has been managed by Quinn Genzel. Quinn is best known for his popular, top-ranking travel packing apps: Packing and Packing Pro. Both apps have been recognized by Apple and National Geographic (and American Express for Packing Pro) as some of their top apps for traveling. Other app created by Quinn include nature appreciation apps (iLove Nature and iLove Birds), 3D VR action games (R.I.P and Ghost Buddy) and high-quality puzzles (the aQ's Pro Slider Puzzle series). Copyright (C) 2008-2011 QuinnScape. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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